How expensive can I expect mold removal to be?
- The Price of mold removal here in Michigan depend on the size of the job — they can often be over $1000. But, some mold professionals out there exaggerate the amount of work that needs to be done, driving up the price. If you think a quoted price seems high, we recommend getting multiple quotes to compare.
- However, if you get a quote that’s shockingly low, that’s also a big red flag. Companies that don’t do things properly are the only ones that can charge shockingly low prices.
- Mold professionals are licensed and skilled tradesmen, just like a plumber or electrician, so you can expect to pay more for a mold company than a regular handyman. Keep in mind that mold professionals have high overhead costs, such as high general liability and workers comp insurance, which also factors into their price.
- Wanna keep things really cheap? Do it yourself! In some cases, minor mold problems (less than about 10 square feet of mold) in places like a bathroom corner can easily be handled by a handy homeowner with a free weekend afternoon and a few basic supplies.
- No need to take a wrecking ball to the entire house at the sight of a little mold. You can keep the price down by focusing just on the area where there is visible mold. For example, mold on drywall in one corner of the room only needs cut out and replaced in that corner. Yes, the rest of the room (and maybe adjoining rooms) should be cleaned, but only damaged drywall needs to be cut out and replaced.
One of the biggest costs is Black Mold Removal in the house.
Determine the size and extent of the mold exposure in your structure. The Environmental Protection Agency suggests cleaning surfaces yourself if they are 10 feet square or smaller. If mold is in a crawl space, mold remediation / mold/mitigation will cost from $2,000 to $6,000.
Black Mold Removal Cost
If the Black mold infestation is widespread, the price to remove may be $10,000 to $30,000.
Examine whether you will need a decontamination chamber, which is needed when the project is massive. This can increase the cost of project.
Take into account testing and inspection. Consider costs needs for mold testing and inspection before and after remediation.
Find the cause of the visible mold, which will need professional remediation to prevent mold growth at some labor cost.
Add living costs if the remediation project forces you to live elsewhere, such as in a hotel or apartment.